Includes bibliographical references (pages -444) and index.
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A warning at the White House -- The new product -- A speech and a spy at the United Nations -- One strange theory -- The niger caper -- The secret diggers -- A tale of two sources -- Bent with the wind -- A secret in the Nevada desert -- The final pitch -- Best-laid plans -- The missing weapons -- The leaking begins -- Seven days in July -- A cover blown -- The incurious president -- The investigation begins -- The prosecutor versus the press -- The final showdown -- Afterword: no regrets.
Written by veteran journalists, this is the inside story of how President Bush took the nation to war using faulty and fraudulent intelligence. It takes us behind the scenes at the Bush White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress to answer all the vital questions about how the Bush administration came to invade Iraq. Filled with new revelations, Hubris is a narrative of intrigue that connects the dots between George W. Bush's expletive-laden outbursts at Saddam Hussein, the bitter battles between the CIA and the White House, the fights within the intelligence community over Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, the startling influence of an obscure academic on top government officials, the real reason Valerie Plame was outed, and a top reporter's ties to wily Iraqi exiles trying to start a war.--From publisher description.